Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Niagara Peninsula Sauvignon Blanc 2022

VA
9.0

Pleasant surprise. Vibrant apricot and honeysuckle on the nose. Good acidity, slight minerality, followed short yeasty finish. — a month ago

Ravine Vineyard

Patricia's Block Davids Bench Riesling 2019

This is the Patricia’s Block Riesling. It’s light and fresh with green apple and mineral notes. — 2 years ago

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Icewine Cabernet Franc 2017

Wild strawberries and eucalyptus play in a sweet light syrup. Notes of apple, pear and raspberry round out this delightful wine. — 5 years ago

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Niagara Peninsula Cabernet Franc 2020

Very well integrated with dark plum, cocoa powder, pepper, spices, a tiny bit of wood, long finish with good fruit and tannin. Will be good for. Few years. — 10 months ago

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Secret Ravine

Placer County Tannat 2015

This is the 2015 Tannat not a Sangiovese...😎 — 5 years ago

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Niagara Peninsula Gewürztraminer 2017

Not my usual grape or wine style, but this was a good example. Just a hint of sweetness, but balanced with a citrus oil note. — 5 years ago

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Niagara Peninsula VQA Chardonnay 2016

Citrus aroma. Mild tartness from Grapefruit, lemons and limes. Once it warms up, the buttery flavor come out. — 6 years ago

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Niagara on the Lake Rosé Gamay 2022

This is a gamay rose. Really nice balance with good fruit flavor. Tastes wonderful. One of my favorites that I’ve tasted this week. — 10 months ago

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Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Niagara Peninsula Merlot 2014

One of nicest wines, full of dark fruit and flavour that is complex and long lasting on the tongue. Soft on tannins and so enjoyable. — 5 years ago

Thomas W.
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Thomas W.

Honestly one of the smoothest Merlots I've had. Just so well balanced. The tanins don't punch you in the face but instead tickle your palette. I enjoyed the dark fruits and spices in it. Would drink again. Was a bit pricey but worth every dollar. Would be a great gift. Had this with a steak and it was the perfect compliment.
9.2

Ravines Wine Cellars

Le Petit Caporal Red Blend 2015

Producer Note (Because I thought it was interesting):
"Le Petit Caporal is an homage to the spirit of adventures and leaders; people of strength and integrity who are born to change the world. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the stellar Argetsinger and Glen Eldridge vineyards bordering Tug Hollow Creek, which carves its way through a deep ravine to the East side of Seneca Lake.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Cabernet Franc (28%), and Merlot (4%) from the Argetsinger and Glen Eldridge Vineyard, located on the South-East side of Seneca Lake."

Ok this wine caught me off guard, was looking for something in the cellar that we hadn't had yet, and it needed to pair with beef tomahawks on the grill tonight, so I dug out this bottle...And wow, as
@Mike R says I don't like it, I ❤ it!!

I'm normally not a new release drinker, usually believing that many (not all) wines do need rest to come together. This is young and showing a little heat (13% ABV) but not distracting at all. FLX region wines never seem to disappoint, this is $35 retail, I believe our Club price was $28, we'll be getting more.

The nose has mocha dusted blueberry and chocolate covered cherry.

Palate has cherry, blackberry, fresh ground coffe and very minimal oak influence.

We'll hold some of this until tomorrow (I think 😉) and I'll update my notes... It's soo tasty!

24hr Update: Holding strong, nose lightly muted and palate is consistent. Noticed a touch of a green note showing late in the evening on Day 1, not present on Day 2.
— 6 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Thank you @Lisa Hallgren this bottle is wonderful!